Tom Cruise Day 2018!

Hey all! Happy Tom Cruise Day!! What have you guys done to celebrate Tom Cruise today? We have been thinking a lot about one of our favorite characters from one of our favorite movies! Who could it be, you ask? Well, there MIGHT be a little bit of a clue in the header pic from this post…

It’s time for some images of that glorious paragon of Rock Star-ness, Staceeeeeeeee!!!

It’s been over four years since the release of Rock of Ages, but it’s just as beautiful as ever! Haven’t seen this great flick? Fix that, STAT! You can get it below, either at Amazon or iTunes:

Here’s a lovely pic to start:

You can’t trap a fire phoenix! God, DUH!




Melt that butter and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday – Picture Post!

Hi all! Welcome to Tom Cruise Tuesday! We’re very excited here at Buttered Popcorn. Why? Tom Cruise Day is coming up!! This coming Saturday (October 6th) has been named Tom Cruise Day in Japan, as a celebration of the fact that Tom Cruise had visited Japan more than any other country. We’re not sure if they still hold that record, but we’re grateful that they named a day after our favorite guy all the same!

We’re not sure how we will be celebrating Tom Cruise Day yet, but for today, we’re feeling very “Oblivion-y”. Here’s a few pictures from that haunting and beautiful movie! Enjoy!

Stunned!

Pop that popcorn and read on!

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

It’s time to take a look at the latest addition to one of Tom’s most well-known and well-loved franchises, Mission: Impossible!   We’re huge fans of the Mission series, and Fallout has the honor of being our first ever review of a Mission movie!

Smartass Summary: Tom Cruise jumps out of a spaceship.

Slightly less smartass summary: Ethan Hunt has absolutely NO.  DAMN. CHILL.

Ok ok, REAL summary:  The IMF saves the day, despite the CIA, the Bad Guys, and the forces of gravity!!

Overall opinion: Buttered Popcorn is of two minds about this movie!  On the one hand, we enjoyed the intense action sequences.  The stunts were heart-pounding, and (spoiler alert) the bad guy went down hard, as well he should have!  But on the other hand, we have a few issues with the plot, and a few more issues with some character motivations, that clouded our ability to fully enjoy this film.  That’s why our First Impressions post included the fact that we noticed some things that didn’t quite work, right at our first viewing. But first, we’ll talk about about the parts we liked best about the film!

Believe it or not, you can already pre-order this movie! Click the link below for more information:

Now let’s get started!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***

Melt that butter and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Creator’s Corner: Tom Cruise Top Five

Welcome to Tom Cruise Tuesday! It’s our favorite day of the week – the day we take time out to celebrate Tom Cruise!

As you know, every day is Tom Cruise Day at Buttered Popcorn. If you’re following us on Twitter, you may have read our recent announcement. We will be hosting Tom Cruise Tuesday directly on Twitter each week, and plan to have a post here on the site once a month, rather than every week. We hope that this will give us more time to work on reviews, and to write some of our other fun Tom Cruise Tuesday posts, like Character Interviews and Trivia posts.

For our first monthly Tom Cruise Tuesday post, we thought we would bring you another insight into the minds of your lovely hosts! We’ve seen a few people posting their Top Ten Tom Cruise movies on social media, and we decided to do a top ten ourselves! Then we found we had a tough time narrowing our choices down to ten. We we both ended up with more of a top 14 with 5 or 6 honorable mentions. We also each had the same list of favorites up to about 9, when our paths diverged.

So! In the interest of time and simplicity, we narrowed our choices down to our top five VERY favorite Tom Cruise movies of ALL TIME. Selections were based on what we would watch most, if we had nothing to choose from but Tom’s movies (which… is honestly kind of how we live our lives). Here’s a lovely little image for you.

Can you guess where this one will end up on our list?

You’ll find out soon enough! Let’s dig in!



Pop that popcorn and read on!

Tom Cruise Tuesday: First Impressions – Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Happy Tom Cruise Tuesday! It’s our favorite day of the week! The day we set aside time to celebrate our favorite person EVAR, Tom Cruise!

This week, we want to show our love for Tom by discussing our first impressions of Tom’s latest release: Mission:Impossible- Fallout!

You’ve seen the critics rave about Fallout for weeks, and what can we say? They’re not wrong! While we don’t agree that Fallout surpasses all the other Mission movies (in our humble true and correct opinion, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol still holds the title for THE BEST Mission movie of all time. Yeah, we said it), we still had a rollicking good time watching Chris McQuarrie put poor Ethan through his paces in another epic installment!

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, what are you waiting for????? Go out there and FIX that, stat!

Go on. We’ll wait.

It was great, right?? We told you so. Now clicky-click that link down below and check out our first impressions of M:I-6!

***Spoilers beyond this point!***

Melt that butter and read on!

Character Study: Vincent & Roy – Two sides of the same coin

Time for something new at Buttered Popcorn! A magical thing occurred to us, while watching “Collateral” for the fourth time straight for our Collateral review. We were watching Vincent work, and thinking about the many other notably violent characters Tom has played, and how each of them differ from Vincent. Ethan Hunt fights and kills for his country.  Jack Reacher fights and kills for what’s right.  Lestat is… a whole different story. But then, we thought about Knight and Day, and it came to us! Vincent and Roy Miller are very similar! In fact, we maintain that either of them could have turned out like the other, if a very few circumstances in their lives had been different.

Join us for our humble true and correct opinions on the similarities (and major differences) between these two powerful characters!

Haven’t seen Collateral or Knight and Day? Fix that, STAT! Click the images below for more information:

Intense and gripping, Collateral!

Intense and hilarious, Knight and Day!

Now let’s get down to business!

Pop that popcorn and read on

Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Picture day

Hello and welcome back to Tom Cruise Tuesday!! Well, folks, we’re less than a week away from the long-awaited “Mission: Impossible Fallout”. It feels like it’s never going to get here!

Tom and company have been out and about on various red carpets around the globe, and we hope now that he has a chance to settle and and rest before the big day arrives. Yeah, we know. Good luck getting Ton Cruise to rest up! ;p

Here are a few pics of our favorite person – hope you enjoy! And come back to see us after you’ve seen the movie! We can’t wait to hear what you think!





Melt that butter and read on

Tom Cruise Tuesday – Picture Day

Welcome to Tom Cruise Tuesday!! It’s our favorite day of the week – the day we set aside to celebrate Tom Cruise!

The premieres for “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” have begun! Lots of lucky people will be able to catch a glimpse of the movie’s cast and crew. Sadly, we won’t be able to attend any of the premieres! O_O But we hope you lucky few have a fantastic time, and we look forward to finally getting to see “Fallout” – now only TEN DAYS AWAY!!!

For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to end up at a premiere, here’s a personal wave from our favorite guy!

Thanks for joining us and see you again next week!

Tom Cruise Tuesday – Picture day!

Welcome to another Tom Cruise Tuesday!! With the premiere of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” already upon us, there’s lots to be excited about!!

Let’s celebrate!

Lol, Ethan looks like he’s going to turn this car right back around if they don’t shape up!

Tom Cruise Tuesday! – Tom Cruise Birthday Extravaganzaaaaa (Part 9)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOM CRUISE!!!!

We hope you guys are loving today, and doing something wonderful in honor of Tom’s birthday! What we’re doing at Buttered Popcorn is look at bunches of pictures of Tom!!! We’re going on with Tom Cruise Birthday Extravaganzaaaaa!!

Here’s another collection of glorious pictures of Tom. We compiled all the pictures we posted to Twitter, plus you get a lovely bonus pic in the header! Here’s a lovely to start!

Pop that popcorn and read on!